Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 5' 4"
  • Kansas
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
  • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for over a year
  • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Ultrasound Therapy, Supplements, Stretching, Heat, Chiropractor, Rest, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Epidural

i try and work around the house as much as i can and push myself even when it hurts when i cant stand it any longer i lay down and usually put Ice on the area to freeze it Walking hurts and standing are very painful. Not able to do to much for fun i have a curved spine, spinal stenosis, and herniated disc. My Dr said to never let someone talk me into back surgery , because it may leave me not able to walk again. I also have Sciatica a lot of the time I go to a chiropractor and have him try and stretch out my spine becaus i feel like it is all jammed together. I have taken ibuprofren it just dulls it but it takes 800 mg to do that.

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